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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Desert Schools’ president takes over as CEO

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Desert Schools Federal Credit Union‘s president has officially assumed the role of CEO after its previous CEO, Susan Frank, announced her retirement in early December. Jeff Meshey will now lead the credit union, while still maintaining his position of president. Meshey takes over with more than 22 years of experience with the company. Meshey became… Read More →

Davis Miles McGuire Gardner on the move

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With more than 600,000 heart disease and obesity related deaths in the U.S. every year, office workers recognize they sit too much.  So to help motivate its employees, the Tempe law firm of Davis Miles McGuire Gardner offered each of its employees a Fitbit, to stay heart healthy. “Attorneys and other office personnel are so… Read More →

Geena Davis will speak at United Way event in Phoenix

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Geena Davis, an Academy Award winning actor who is one of Hollywood’s most respected stars, is coming to Phoenix to speak at a luncheon presented by the Women’s Leadership Council of the Valley of the Sun United Way. “We Are UNITED,” a fundraising event to help fund Valley of the Sun United Way’s Breakfast in… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ hosting military career event Feb. 22

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Better polish those resumes, because the annual BestCompaniesAZ Military Career Event is just around the corner. Attendance is free, but registration is required at BestCompaniesAZ’s military career event on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the North Phoenix Baptist Church Conference Center at 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. This hiring… Read More →

MODUS Development unveils 3 Net Zero projects in 2017

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The leading housing developer in eco-friendly living, responsible for bringing the first net zero energy multi-family housing to the U.S., MODUS Development, is now set to unveil their next three projects for 2017: a residential townhome community in Scottsdale, Arizona, an urban residential community in Tempe, Arizona and the second phase of their first nationally… Read More →

Merck grant helps UA promote cancer care for Latinos

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  A new University of Arizona initiative, funded by the Merck Foundation, will expand access to high-quality cancer care for Latinos and other underserved populations in Southern Arizona. The collaborative effort brings together the UA College of Medicine – Tucson’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, the UA Department of Psychology, UA Cancer Center and… Read More →

PHX Startup Week names can’t-miss events

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PHX Startup Week, powered by Chase for Business®, is a free, five-day conference and a citywide gathering of today’s business world movers, shakers and up-and-comers, and the lineup of can’t-miss events, keynote speakers and countless opportunities for business advancement continues to grow ahead of the festivities. Held at six locations across three Valley cities, PHX… Read More →

Intel plans to invest $7 billion in Arizona factory, add 3,000 jobs

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Intel Corporation announced plans Wednesday to invest $7 billion into a high-volume semiconductor factory in Chandler. The factory is expected to be the most technologically advanced semiconductor factory in the world. The factory, Fab 42, will produce microprocessors to power data centers and smart and connected devices. The completion of the factory will create an estimated… Read More →

Arizona Coyotes arena in Tempe? Not happening

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The plan to build a proposed Arizona Coyotes arena in Tempe, near Tempe Marketplace, has been killed. On Friday, ASU released a statement saying that is has no intention of signing a development agreement, an option to lease, or any other agreement with the Coyotes. ASU did not give a reason for why it has… Read More →

Venture Madness names Top 16 Finalists

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Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, selected the top 16 companies that will advance to the live-demo portion of the 2017 Venture Madness competition. The competition launched in January, giving 64 early-stage companies in the Southwest a chance at part of the $20,000 prize and an opportunity to potentially receive up to $300,000… Read More →

TGen finds mutation linked to child’s development

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Researchers at TGen (Translational Genomics Research Institute) have identified a genomic mutation that causes physical abnormalities and developmental delays in children. Upon analyzing the genome of a six-year-old boy, the scientists identified a novel mutation that affects a protein known as CASK, which is key to brain development and the signals transmitted by brain cells,… Read More →

Learn password management tips on Feb. 9

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If you’re like most people, you may have more than a dozen passwords that you need to remember for work-related projects, online banking, social media accounts and more. Having strong passwords can help deter cyber crime, but when you’re creating a long string of random letters, numbers and symbols for multiple accounts – and changing… Read More →

University of Arizona recognized for educational value

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The University of Arizona has again been recognized for its educational value by the Princeton Review. For the third consecutive year, the UA is among 200 colleges and universities featured in the 2017 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.” “I am… Read More →

APS Foundation donates $250K to fight cancer at PCH

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The APS Foundation presented Phoenix Children’s Hospital with a $250,000 grant in support of the new Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD). The APS Foundation has a warm history of awarding grants towards charitable endeavors. When Phoenix Children’s announced Hope Lives Here, a campaign to build the new CCBD, APS stepped in to establish… Read More →

Queen Creek apartments sell for $22.65M

Queen Creek Apartments

The Town Center Apartments in Queen Creek, a Class A garden-style community, sold for $22,650,000 to  Laguna Point Properties LLC by K and M Development #1 LLC, according to the brokerage firm that worked on the deal. The apartment community is a two and three story garden-style community, which was built in 2009 on 10.52 acres of land.… Read More →